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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curb  \Curb\  (k?rb),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Curbed}  (k?rbd);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Curbing}.]  [F.  courber  to  bend,  curve,  L.  curvare, 
  fr  curvus  bent,  curved;  cf  Gr  ??????  curved.  Cf  {Curve}.] 
  1.  To  bend  or  curve  [Obs.] 
 
  Crooked  and  curbed  lines.  --Holland. 
 
  2.  To  guide  and  manage,  or  restrain,  as  with  a  curb;  to  bend 
  to  one's  will  to  subject;  to  subdue;  to  restrain;  to 
  confine;  to  keep  in  check. 
 
  Part  wield  their  arms,  part  curb  the  foaming  steed. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Where  pinching  want  must  curbthy  warm  desires. 
  --Prior. 
 
  3.  To  furnish  wich  a  curb,  as  a  well  also  to  restrain  by  a 
  curb,  as  a  bank  of  earth. 




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